Spotlight: Legal and Educational Uses of Horos in Brazil

Posted by P. Varma on Mar 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The field of radiology goes way past X-Rays, CTs, and MRIs. In fact, as you probably know, there are numerous specialties out there. From vascular, to pediatric, to nuclear radiology - we have users that fit every profile. However, in this spotlight we will introduce you to a Brazilian user who happens to be a forensic radiologist…

Meet Dr. John Pires-Davidson

Dr. Pires-Davidson is a forensic radiologist over at the Fractal Serviços em Medicina in Brazil. Dr. Davidson had previously been using another open source product. However, that product began the process to close their code. This resulted in limiting functions in the viewer. The field of radiology is a close-knit family, and the echoes of radiology news gets around fast. So, it is no surprise that around two years ago, Dr. Pires-Davidson heard from a friend about Horos - a fully functioning free open source medical imaging viewer. And the rest was history. In fact, Dr. Pires-Davidson jokes that as his old solution started to push his patience, Horos practically ended up saving his life. fractalanim.gif

This forensic radiologist uses Horos to teach radiology in pathology lectures at a local medical school. In fact, he actually exports short movies to assemble these classes. He then re-edits the series to extract images for graphic material. Check out a sample of his work above! This media is then used for educational and legal purposes. That’s right, Dr. Pires-Davidson utilizes Horos to create images for forensic reports. According to him, “Horos is quick and efficient. Very intuitive.” Between MRIs, CTs, X-Rays, and Ultrasounds, the most used feature is easily 3D MPR and volume analysis.

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Final Thought

Horos can be used in every radiology specialty. Just take a look at our friend in Brazil who uses it for both, legal and educational means. While having access to a full and free open source DICOM viewer makes a difference, make sure you have the tools by which to optimize your usage of Horos. In support of our Horos community and users like you, we have released Horos Academy - Horos training at your pace. The curriculum covers the basics to advanced features. In 4 modules, you will discover how to become even more efficient with your use of Horos. Start learning today and visit the Horos Academy.

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